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Author Topic: Getting ready for Blytheville  (Read 442 times)
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« on: March 23, 2013, 06:06:47 PM »

Got the bus registered this week, what a PITA, the PO passed away and we needed a probate judge to document that the PO wife was legal to sell it to us before DMV would give us the registration. Spent fri and today working on it, got the generator wiring finished and ran the gen set for 4 hours this morning and got everything warmed up. The genset is piped to the bus engine so it warms it up too, it started right up this morning after its winter sleep. Replaced some burned out marker lights and a bad furnace thermostat. Wife is loading it up....another house for her to decorate!! I was worrying about the old Domitec fridge but it seems to be working fine. Now I have to take my first drive and get some fuel and see how she goes.

We are traveling from CT to a super Walmart in Winchester VA on Monday and then from there to the volunteer park campground in Heiskell TN on Tuesday night and then to Blytheville on Wed late afternoon. I'm a little concerned starting out on Monday which is April fools day but away we go!

I have to make a quick trip to LA on Monday & Tuesday then the rest of the week is working on the bus, got to change the oil and service the air dryer and get the bays organized. There is just a ton of little things to do.  The weather here is still winter, we had 30mph winds and about 35 degrees today and some snow and rain predicted for Monday. I hope it warms up enough next week to flush out the water tanks and lines and fill the fresh water tank.

Looking forward to meeting everyone at Blytheville!!

Bruce
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2013, 04:51:43 AM »

Bruce

Sounds like you got it made! I spent all day yesterday (will today too) getting the bus ready. We received some white stuff on the ground over night too. Calling for 3-6" this afternoon. Who picked this time of year to hold a mid-western rally? Oh yeah, that was me! Looks like low 60s (so far) for the early part of the event week in Blytheville. http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Blytheville+AR+USAR0063:1:US

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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2013, 07:06:03 AM »

Yep, getting ready can be a challenge.  We had a foot of snow yesterday and it got down to a -8 this morning.  Fortunately the bus is in the shop, but the shop is not heated. 

Have a valve stem issue and had to remove one of the wheels to get to the inside dual.  Trying to find a new valve stem is not fun.

Once we get to Blytheville, we will forget all the trip preparation "fun" Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Jim
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2013, 08:16:35 PM »

Have fun Bruce!  Good luck!
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